“BaoYan ” written as “宝焰” which is a huge series with remarkable trademark of red fires on a tripod. Firstly registered as “RanBao燃宝” by KangZang tea factory in 1941 and later changed to “BaoYan” and had been used till 1952. Then all the brands were stopped and “CNNP” as the only brand had been used instead till the end of last century. In 1991, XiaGuan tea factory registered “BaoYan” again and got the copyright of it completely. This series was resumed in 80’s of last century according to the request from Tibet where people take tea as indispensable daily consuming product because their traditional foods are lack of fiber and vitamin C, so they need to absorb these things from these kinds of tea including Puerh, Dark tea and etc. And higher grade tea materials for enjoyment is not so necessary as rough tea materials mixed with large tea leaves and strong stems which contain more nutrition and fibers. That is the reason why “BaoYan” series has rougher tea liquid ( called “水shui粗cu” in Mandarin ) but sweeter taste feeling.
“BaoYan” has varieties on tea gender(sheng cha and shou cha), style, individual weight or package of this series.
This brick was made for commemoration of 60s’ anniversary of DiQing Tibetan Autonomy State.
(Here are just representative characters of this series. The taste of individual tea is affected by special year and aging years unavoidably)
Tightly pressed tea body.
Lightly smoky flavor with aroma comes from dry tea leaves.
Bitterness and astringency are on medium level.
HuiGan and saliva producing are good enough.
Lingering steeping times.
Potential aging ability.
5th grade tea leaves on outside as cover.
Classical smoky flavor of XiaGuan.
Yellow tea liquid with clearness.
Bitterness and astringency are obvious.
Smooth mouth feeling.
Tea flavor goes deeply into throat.
Totally an easily acceptable tea.
Guangzhou city stored till now. Clean and dry.